[Movie News] In Theaters This Week – April 12, 2024

If you venture to the movie theater this weekend, you’ll see new films for just about any interest. There is a new Nicolas Cage film about a man and his twin sons trying to survive in a remote farmhouse at the end of the world, a dystopian film about a modern-day civil war taking place in the United States, a film about a missionaries attempting to escape Nazi Germany in the early years of World War II, a documentary about the folk rock duo Indigo Girls, and much more!!

The Absence of Eden

An ICE Agent struggling with the moral dilemmas of border security and an undocumented woman fighting to escape a ruthless cartel cross paths and work together to save the life of an innocent girl.

Directed by Marco Perego

Starring: Zoe Saldana, Adria Arjona, Garrett Hedlund, Tom Waits, Chris Coy

Release date: April 12

Arcadian (R)

A father and his twin teenage sons fight to survive in a remote farmhouse at the end of the end of the world.

Directed by Benjamin Brewer

Starring: Nicolas Cage, Jaeden Martell, Maxwell Jenkins, Sadie Soverall, Samantha Coughlan

Release date: April 12

Civil War (R)

A journey across a dystopian future America, following a team of military-embedded journalists as they race against time to reach DC before rebel factions descend upon the White House.

Directed by Alex Garland

Starring: Nick Offerman, Kirsten Dunst, Wagner Moura, Jefferson White, Nelson Lee

Release date: April 12

Damaged (R)

Dan Lawson (Jackson), a Chicago detective, travels to Scotland to link up with Scottish Det. Boyd (Capaldi), following the resurgence of a serial killer who’s crimes match an unsolved case that he looked into 5 years previous in Chicago.

Directed by Terry McDonough

Starring: Samuel L. Jackson, Vincent Cassel, Gianni Capaldi, Laura Haddock, John Hannah

Release date: April 12

Don’t Tell Mom the Babysitter’s Dead (R)

Tanya finds her summer plans canceled when her mom jets off for a last-minute retreat and the elderly babysitter who arrives at her door unexpectedly passes away.

Directed by Wade Allain-Marcus

Starring: Jermaine Fowler, June Squibb, Iantha Richardson Nicole Richie, Tyriq Withers

Release date: April 12

Escape from Germany (PG)

1939, Hitler’s army was closing borders, and eighty-five American missionaries were in Germany serving their church. The escape of these missionaries from Nazi Germany is one of the most dramatic events to occur in modern church history.

Directed by T.C. Christensen

Starring: Whitney Palmer, David McConnell, Sebastian Barr, Pamela Beheshti, Landon Hennman

Release date: April 11

It’s Only Life After All

Known for stirring harmonies and socially conscious lyrics, iconic folk rock duo Indigo Girls are the subject of this intimate and insightful documentary, which tracks their decades-long career.

Directed by Alexandria Bombach

Starring: Amy Ray, Emily Saliers, Winona LaDuke

Release date: April 10

In Flames

After the death of the family patriarch, a mother and daughter’s precarious existence is ripped apart. They must find strength in each other if they are to survive the malevolent forces that threaten to engulf them.

Directed by Zarrar Khan

Starring: Ramesha Nawal, Omar Javaid, Bakhtawar Mazhar, Mohammad Ali Hashmi, Adnan Shah

Release date: April 12

The Long Game (PG)

In 1955, five young Mexican-American caddies, out of the love for the game, were determined to learn how to play, so they created their own golf course in the middle of the South Texas desert.

Directed by Julio Quintana

Starring: Dennis Quaid, Jay Hernandez, Gillian Vigman, Jaina Lee Ortiz, Brett Cullen

Release date: April 12

Sting (R)

After raising an unnervingly talented spider in secret, 12-year-old Charlotte must face the facts about her pet-and fight for her family’s survival-when the once-charming creature rapidly transforms into a giant, flesh-eating monster.

Directed by Kiah Roache-Turner

Starring: Tony J Black, Alyla Browne, Alcira Carpio, Silvia Colloca, Ryan Corr

Release date: April 12

What new movies are you excited to see this weekend?

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